Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

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Viñales bears pain in finger

Wednesday, 10, April 2013

Maverick Viñales was presented with a challenging start to the 2013 Moto3™ season, having to ride at Losail with an injured finger following a crash in testing.

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Losail Circuit:

Track image of Losail Circuit

Circuit info

Length: 5.380 m / 3.343 miles

Width: 12m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 1.068 m / 0.664 miles

Constructed: 2004

Modified:

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
22 - 118.4 km - 73.5 miles

Introduction:

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event - the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar on the 2nd October 2004.



The track itself is a flowing layout of 5.4 kilometres, surrounded by artificial grass designed to prevent sand from the neighbouring desert from blowing onto the circuit. The main straight is over a kilometre in length and there is a good mix of medium and high-speed corners, including a couple of quick left-handers which has proved particularly popular with the riders.



In 2008 Qatar celebrated the first night time Grand Prix in history, following the construction of permanent outdoor lighting. The switch to night time racing was a success and has continued to be so, with the Qatar event now established as one of the most spectacular on the MotoGP calendar.


Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'53.927170.0 km/h
Circuit Record2008Casey STONER (AUS)Ducati1'55.153168.1 km/h
Best Pole2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'53.927170.0 km/h
Top Speed2014Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)Ducati348.3 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2014Esteve RABAT (SPA)Kalex2'00.081161.2 km/h
Circuit Record2014Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)Kalex2'00.168161.1 km/h
Best Pole2014Esteve RABAT (SPA)Kalex2'00.081161.2 km/h
Top Speed2012Randy KRUMMENACHER (SWI)Kalex285.0 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2014Alexis MASBOU (FRA)Honda2'05.862153.8 km/h
Circuit Record2014Alexis MASBOU (FRA)Honda2'05.862153.8 km/h
Best Pole2014Alex RINS (SPA)Honda2'05.973153.7 km/h
Top Speed2014Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda237.9 km/h

Time Schedule

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

4 April 2013

Moto3FP1

Moto2FP1

MotoGPFP1

Moto3FP2

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5 April 2013

MotoGPFP2

Moto3FP3

Moto2FP3

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6 April 2013

Moto3QP

Moto2QP

MotoGPFP4

MotoGPQ1

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Moto3WUP

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7 April 2013

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2013 - Event Results

Podium

1ndLORENZO J.SPA42'39.802
2dROSSI V.ITA+5.990
3dMARQUEZ M.SPA+6.201

Records:

Pole Lap:  LORENZO J.1'54.714168.8 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 3MARQUEZ M.1'55.445167.7 Km/h

Podium

1ndESPARGARO P.SPA40'31.782
2dREDDING S.GBR+0.844
3dNAKAGAMI T.JPN+12.098

Records:

Pole Lap:  ESPARGARO P.2'00.882160.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 13ESPARGARO P.2'00.931160.1 Km/h

Podium

1ndSALOM L.SPA38'26.859
2dVIÑALES M.SPA+0.417
3dRINS A.SPA+0.423

Records:

Pole Lap:  SALOM L.2'07.229152.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 6FOLGER J.2'06.839152.6 Km/h